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12:46pm

Thu March 28, 2013
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College Nondiscrimination Ban Headed to Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to bar public universities and colleges from implementing nondiscrimination policies for student groups is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure unanimously passed the Senate 30-0 on Wednesday. It was approved in the House 75-21 earlier this month.

The legislation does not include private institutions like Vanderbilt University — a provision that caused Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to veto last year's version. The governor's office says it's OK with the current legislation.

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12:20pm

Tue March 26, 2013
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Governor Haslam Salutes Vietnam Veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam paid tribute to Vietnam Veterans Monday afternoon, part of remembrance events leading up to the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Haslam was joined by Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Vietnam Veterans of America Tennessee State Council President Barry Rice.

Haslam recalled an emotional moment as he walked with a group of Vietnam vets during a Veterans Day Parade while mayor of Knoxville.

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12:14pm

Tue March 26, 2013
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Franklin Police Get Creative to Solve 22 Year-Old Murder

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Franklin police are getting creative in an attempt to solve the city’s only unsolved murder case.

Forty-nine year-old Franklin resident Peggy Cox was killed while working at the Hardees drive through on a February night in 1991. Police followed up on several leads at the time, but have had no luck solving the case in the 22 years since.

So Chief David Rahinksky has arranged for a society of forensic experts based in Philadelphia to review the case. The Vidocq Society draws on the expertise of forensic specialists from 17 states and 11 countries.

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12:23pm

Thu March 21, 2013
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Weather Services Says Tennessee May See a Stormy Spring

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first full day of spring is feeling a lot like winter in Tennessee.

The National Weather Service office in Nashville says Thursday morning’s low of 22 degrees was just six degrees off the record for the date. Today’s high in the 40s will be a good 20 degrees below average.

West Tennessee is under a winter weather advisory Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible in the region with the heaviest snowfall occurring Thursday evening.

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11:21am

Wed March 20, 2013
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Williamson Healthiest County, Rutherford Second Healthiest

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin ranks the relative health of people living in Tennessee's counties.

The report — out today — lists Williamson County as the healthiest among the state's 95 counties. Rutherford County came in second.

Grundy County on the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau came in last.

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